Medicine: Mass Manipulation

U.S. osteopathy last week underwent the most drastic spinal manipulation in its history, designed to give it a straight-backed stance, let it hold its head higher among the nation's healing professions. In the process, the long-revered founding father of osteopathy was gently but firmly shouldered out of the picture.

Osteopathy got its start in 1864 when Virginia-born Dr. Andrew Taylor Still lost three of his children in a spinal meningitis epidemic in Kansas. Disgusted with medical methods that could not prevent such disaster. Physician Still proclaimed: "I believe that the Maker of man has deposited in the human body drugs in abundance...

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